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Four Positive Alternatives to Problematic Teaching Practices – Old habits may be hard to break, but when teachers modify their approach in these areas, they can help improve learning for all. @stephenoonoo @edutopia

Spaced Repetition

Spaced repetition is the secret to overcoming learning loss. Spaced repetition can guarantee that your knowledge is constantly building rather than having your brain lose new information almost. @eschoolnews @acohenNY


How Do You Assess Project-Based Learning? We always want to know what our students understand and are able to do/apply. The problem is a multiple-choice assessment rarely ever provides that information. @ajjuliani


Social Media/Artificial Intelligence

You Need to Update Chrome, Windows, and Zoom Right Now. Here are the details about all the important patches issued in October. @KateOflaherty @WIRED


Top 20 Healthiest Foods In The World – How many of these does your family eat on a regular basis? @WatchMojo



Modern students need modern librarians. Here’s what it’s like being a librarian in 2022, and how librarians provide students with access to resources they need to succeed. @amy_k_hall @eschoolnews

Inspirational/Funny Tweets

CEO The same is true for school principals and superintendents. @Gapingvoid

Humor, Music, Cool Stuff

The Traveling Wilburys – Handle With Care – This all-star band is 3/5 dead, but still worth a listen. I was impressed with George Harrison’s singing and nobody sings like Roy Orbison. @OfficialWilbury @JeffLynnesELO @bobdylan


Recent Book Summaries & My Podcast

Ken's Book
Critical Issues in Democratic Schooling: Curriculum, Teaching, and Socio-Political Realities by Kenneth Teitelbaum

Can You Learn to Be Lucky? Why Some People Seem to Win More Often Than Others by Karla Staff

My Post-Pandemic Teaching and Learning Observations by Dr. Doug Green Times 10 Publications

The Power of Regret: How Looking Backward Moves Us Forward by Daniel Pink

Limitless Mind: Learn, Lead, and Live Without Barriers by Jo Boaler

180 Moving Forward past the Pandemic with Dr. Doug Green – On October 4, 2021, I was Kim Mattina’s guest on her weekly show. Please join us for a discussion on what we can gain from our pandemic experiences as educators.

The Future of Smart: How Our Education System Needs to Change to Help All Young People Thrive by Ulcca Joshi Hansen

Noise: A Flaw In Human Judgement by Daniel Kahneman, Oliver Sibony, & Cass Sunstein

Where Good Ideas Come From: The Natural History of Innovation by Steven Johnson

Cup of Joe
Listen to Dr. Doug on the “Cup of Joe” podcast. I recorded it last week. On it, I talk about the many good things I have seen in schools doing hybrid teaching. @PodcastCupOfJoe @DrDougGreen @BrainAwakes

Back to School COVID Myths – by Dr Doug Green @mssackstein

This is my podcast on the Jabbedu Network. Please consider listening and buying my book Teaching Isn’t Rocket Science, It’s Way More Complex. Here’s a free executive summary. @jabbedu @DrDougGreen

Boys and Sex: Young Men on Hookups, Love, Porn, Consent, and Navigating the New Masculinity by Peggy Orenstein

Emotional Intelligence 2.0 by Travis Bradberry & Jean Greaves (the book can be found here.

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